|Title||Spleen: Development, anatomy and reactive lymphoid proliferations.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Crane GM, Liu Y-C, Chadburn A|
|Journal||Semin Diagn Pathol|
|Date Published||2021 Mar|
The unique architecture of the spleen enables it to play a key role in the interactions between the circulatory, reticuloendothelial and immune systems. Response to circulating antigens in the setting of infection, autoimmune disease or other conditions may result in a range of benign lymphoid proliferations. Moreover, patients with underlying immune deficiency may also show abnormal lymphoid proliferations within the spleen. This review will highlight the histologic, immunophenotypic and clinical features of reactive lymphoid proliferations to aid in their recognition and provide a context for understanding their development in relation to normal splenic structure and function.
|Alternate Journal||Semin Diagn Pathol|
Amy Chadburn, M.D.